>> Denmark has banned wearing the face veil in public, joining France and other European countries in outlawing the burka and niqab worn by some Muslim women. Parliament voted for the ban on Thursday saying face veils go against Danish values. Police will be able to order women in public places to remove their veils or leave.
They'd be able to find women who broke the law. Critics of the law say women have the right to dress as they choose. Rights groups like Amnesty International back that view. Denmark has long struggles with how to integrate immigrants into its welfare state. That debate has intensified since Europe’s 2015 refugee crisis, and an anti-immigrant party became Denmark’s second largest in an election that year.
France, Belgium, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands have all restricted the wearing of the full face Muslim veil in public.